I have a small confession to make...
As mentioned previously, I had attended the Boston VR Vive Hackathon, where I was fortunate enough to be one of the first lucky few to try a Vive Pre.
I had been so happy with my DK2, I really had, but after being able to lose myself in room-scale I could never look back.
It's been over a year of hacking around with VR at this point, but now it was time to get serious. I had applied for the initial round of Vive dev kits way back when, but didn't really have anything to show, so naturally got passed over. When I heard there would be another round of availability with the new Pre, I had to have one, so got off my ass and put this dev blog together.
Fast forward a few weeks and the preorders were starting. I really wanted both headsets, but given I was basically broke, I had a choice to make and to me, the important feature was hands, so I got my :00 preorder in and set about impatiently waiting.
At this point, I didn't have a ton of hope for getting a Pre, and knowing that I would soon be completely engrossed in VR with all of my free time, I took the opportunity to step away from the DK2 for a bit and enjoy some time in atomic reality. Fortunately for me, that didn't last and the effort invested so far had paid off because I ended up being selected to get a Pre!
At this point almost a month later, I am VERY glad I did, because I only just got shipping info on the Vive I actually ordered and I honestly couldn't imagine the past month without it. Not only did I get to preview all of the great work everyone else has been up to, but I got to put in a ton of time on v.5, which is the important one.